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SANDSTONE TECHNOLOGY APPOINTS ABHISH SAHA AS EXECUTIVE GENERAL MANAGER, DIGITAL BANKING & ELEVATE

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - 5 OCTOBER 2021

Abhish Saha, who previously held the role of Chief Product Officer at Linkly, was today announced as the new Executive General Manager (EGM) of Digital Banking & Elevate for Sandstone Technology replacing Acting EGM, James Morrison, who has been occupying the role since March this year.

Prior to joining Sandstone Technology, Mr Saha has amassed over 25 years of local and global experience within technical and product functions having worked for the likes of Optus, Vodafone, Nortel and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. In his more recent role of Chief Product Officer at Linkly (pre-acquisition, General Manager at Premier Technologies), Mr Saha focused on delivering in-store, online and voice payment technology solutions to Banks, Governments and Businesses across Australia and overseas.

On this announcement, Sandstone’s CEO Michael Phillipou said, “We are thrilled to announce Abhish has been appointed as Executive General Manager, Digital Banking & Elevate for Sandstone and we welcome him to the executive team. This is a key leadership role supporting our banking & financial institution customers across Australia, Asia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom as part of our continued focus to ensure our customers boast exceptional digital banking value propositions. Abhish’s extensive executive experience in financial services’ product innovation and a long track record of success of mobilizing teams to deliver on customer expectations make him the ideal leader to lead our Digital Banking & Elevate team to support our customers to meet their business & end-customer objectives.

“His exposure to complex product delivery schedules provides him with exceptionally valuable experience, that is not only strategic, but also comes with a strong appreciation of the direct relationships between our business and its customers and partners. We are looking forward to working with Abhish.”

Mr Saha commented, “After having been at the forefront of digital and voice payment solutions for Banks and their Business and Government clients over the last 15 years; I am extremely excited to be joining Sandstone Technology as their EGM of Digital Banking & Elevate. I see Digital Banking as a critical piece for Financial Institutions to not only provide value to their customers, but ensure they grow and stay ahead of the competition from a plethora of FinTech start-ups.”

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Mr Saha added, “As with eCommerce payments, Digital Banking is now a staple in our everyday lives and coupling this with the capabilities brought by modern personal devices and real time banking, I believe empowers Sandstone to provide its FI clients with even more meaningful solutions to their customers. I am truly looking forward to joining the team to help drive such innovation through customer experience.” 

Mr Saha’s appointment takes effect as of Thursday, 7 October, 2021.